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Did you notice Europe is releasing these bank stress tests after THEIR markets close for the weekend...but they'll land in Wall Street's lap?

Ford earned $2.6 billion in the last three months. "That's right -- with no bailout." WSJ: That means higher prices.

You didn't really believe a serious climate change bill would happen, did you?
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